Florists' Anemone -
When we like to have flowers at home, the amateur gardener cannot do without adding a specimen of florists' anemone to the flower garden. Coronary anemone, it is also called a crowned anemone, due to the crown that is around the central button.
Florists' anemone is an easy-to-grow bulbous plant, revealing the charms of spectacular blooming in the garden from June to July-August.
The flowering will be even longer in the garden, if the bulbs are put in place, extending the planting for a few weeks.
Description of the plant
The anemonecoronary anemone) is a plant of the family ranunculaceaedeciduous, bulbous, evergreen foliage.
It is a plant very resistant to cold (-10 ° C) whose bulbs are planted between March and May, to flower between June and July.
Like all bulbous plants, they require a very well-draining substrate to thrive, and prefer semi-shady places.
Anemone flowers can measure between 4 and 8 cm, and can be white, blue, purple, red, pink or mauve.
There are many cultivars and the evolution of the creations regularly brings new color proposals.
The Caen anemone hybrids, with simple flowers, they produce round petals.
The Brigide or Sainte Brigide hybridsThey have double flowers and lanceolate petals.
Among the many benefits of having anemones in the garden, we can mention its wide variety of colors, its rapid growth, its great resistance to cold, its good adaptation in pots, its generous flowering, and its ability to attract pollinating insects to the garden, something always appreciated and welcome.
When and how to plant anemones
Anemone bulbs are planted from late March to May.
Spreading the plantation every week, adding bulbs from March to May, and increasing the number, ensures a long and impressive flowering.
The substrate must have good drainage, since excess water damages the bulbs.
The bulbs are planted every 5 centimeters and at the same depth.
Some varieties of anemone
Among the main varieties of anemone, we can mention:
- "Governor": with deep red flowers
- "Girlfriend": with white flowers
- "Lord Lieutenant": with double blue flowers
Other varieties include:
The wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa): very easy to maintain, they provide a touch of lightness and color in semi-shade. Its flowers are shaped like daisies, they give a touch of light to the shady areas of the garden, from the end of winter, with an early flowering.
Greek anemone (Anemone blanda): it is as beautiful in a pot as in the ground where it naturalizes. One of the first messengers of spring that can be seen appearing under trees or shrubs in February when the weather is mild.
Autumn anemones (Anemone hupehensis): with cup-shaped flowers and colors ranging from white to dark pink. They bloom from the end of August to October or even November.
Combination with other plants
Ideally, combine different species and varieties of anemone to form flower carpets. Perennial ground cover plants such as elven flower, borage, and mixed with hostas, as well as ferns and grasses for shade, can also be included.
It is preferable to group them with other plants that bloom at the same time, in May, June and July.
Attention should also be paid to the exposure, height and color of the plant, as it requires places of partial shade.
In garden or pot
We can grow these beautiful flowers in the garden by arranging them in borders, in a massif, or in rockery, more particularly for the smaller varieties.
If we do not have a garden, we can also enjoy them in a pot, or in a bouquet of cut flowers.
Although all varieties can be potted, smaller ones will do better there than anemones from larger varieties.
For its cultivation in a pot, we must choose a medium 30 cm pot with a light substrate made with 3/4 potting soil and 1/4 sand.
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